3GPP completes standardization of NB-IoT

Telecoms standardization body 3GPP has announced is has completed the standardization of the NB-IoT narrowband radio technology designed specifically for IoT use. The formal NB-IoT specification is part of Release 13 (LTE-A Pro), and means that the technologies comprising NB-IoT, which include eMTC and EC-GSM-IoT (2G), are now frozen and any additional tweaks to the standard will need to be fully backward-compatible.

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